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First-Aid Organization

Where is your first-aid kit?

Mine is in my bathroom, in my linen cupboard. This really seems like the most organized place for it to be. There is a mirror, sink,  and place to sit and clean-up. I’ve recently read that a first-aid kit should be located elsewhere (I suppose, just so that it is not one more thing in the bathroom to organize/store), but I really don’t have anywhere else to put it that would make more sense. My first-aid kit is neatly in one red bag, which is very obvious, and can be moved to another room if necessary. I use a case similar to this one from Outbound.ca, which came with some first-aid supplies.

First Aid Bag

What’s in your kit?

There are many lists of things to include in a First-Aid kit, but many of those are overly complicated with too many items. Here is a simplified list of the essentials:

  • Aloe Vera Gel for sunburns and other burns (I use Aveda’s Intensive Hydrating Masque because it is great for adding moisture to the face as a facial mask, but then also works well for sunburns and bug bites)
  • A variety of bandages – different sizes for various wounds, including butterfly closure bandages, fabric  bandages, and maybe even the fancy kind that are padded, and good for blisters
  • Scissors
  • Moleskin – for blisters, use the scissors for cutting the exact size you need
  • Tea Tree Oil – for its antibacterial properties, more for healing a wound
  • Antibiotic spray or ointment
  • Roll and square pads of gauze  – for cuts, but also good for 2nd degree burns
  • Cotton fabric squares big enough to be able to fold in to triangles for a sling, or wrapping around a deeply cut or broken limb

red cross first aid

You can find lovely first aid kits from the Red Cross store—but also check this cabinet out:

radius first aid

What else would/should you include in your first aid kit? A small book of first-aid might be a good idea.

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